Surprisingly this group has not been all that EV friendly.A recent writing from them last NOv. * had a "long Tailpipe" comment. Really? From scientists?The recently opened a blog that is looking for comments. I encourage those of you who write more scientifically to post with your facts, citations and reasoning for your choice of driving a battery electric.David Friedman seemed to be reading and answering the logic based posts.Why Do You Love your Hybrid or Electric Car? - The Equation this seems to be their current stance: The UCS Model E: Electric Car Frequently Asked Questions | Union of Concerned Scientists don't believe they have factored in the energy used to transport and refine oil into gasoline.